Apparently the Washington, D.C. police have finished their investigation into David Gregory's illegal possession of a high capacity magazine on Meet the Press a couple of weeks ago during an interview with National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre. From reports, it appears that they discovered that Gregory did break the law, and have turned their investigative findings over to the District Office of the Attorney General to proceed on the matter.
In an e-mail, a spokeswoman for D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said her department has “completed the investigation into this matter, and the case has been presented to the OAG for a determination of the prosecutorial merit of the case.”
Possessing a magazine capable of holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition, even if empty, is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The question of how to proceed now rests with the office of Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, which oversees prosecutions of some low-level offenses. A spokesman for Nathan said the office would not comment until a decision was made.
How to proceed? Come on! There was not question on how to proceed when a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan was arrested for having loose 9mm rounds in his backpack. But when it comes to the elite in "show business" and "state run media" there is a question about how to proceed?
The Post wrote that Gregory "appeared to hold a high-capacity ammunition magazine on national television." No my friends, there was no "appearing" about it. He was holding a high capacity magazine and he referenced such when making his point. This is not an allegation. This is a fact. Why it would have taken 2 weeks of investigating is beyond me.
Many of us called for Gregory not only to be arrested but made an example of by providing justice to the fullest extent of the law, which in this case would be a $1000 fine and 1 year in jail. The current standing of David Gregory being free two weeks later, without being charged and continuing to interview the President of the United States, as well as, be on a nationally televised weekly program is an indication that all are not treated equally under the law. As I said, compare what is taking place with Gregory to a man who served his country honorably, but forgot a few loose rounds of ammunition were in his backpack.